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Electrons are extremely round

Electrons are extremely round ... and some physicists are not pleased about it.

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Its certainly not going to make anybody very happy.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:34 PM
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Electrons just refuse to do what they're told.
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:56 PM
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Electrons are not round. They're flat and carried on the backs of tiny turtles.

These people are just part of the round electron conspiracy.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:12 PM
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Scientists should not reward their electrons with more attention when they behave badly.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:27 PM
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Just hit em with a hammer. Make em whatever shape you want.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:32 PM
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Also, I can give them some recommendations on setting up experiments where everything goes pear-shaped.
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:15 PM
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Just hit em with a hammer. Make em whatever shape you want.
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew...
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:47 AM
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Who would be the unhappy scientists then? Proponents of the string theory?
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:35 AM
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Why y'all so negative about electrons?
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:51 AM
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There's no such thing as electrons.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:17 AM
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Who would be the unhappy scientists then? Proponents of the string theory?
It's that the current Standard Model in physics predicts everything we know so far perfectly, and yet leaves several important questions unanswered. So physicists are in the strange position of hoping to prove the best theory we've got so far wrong. An immeasurably small electron dipole moment means we're currently stuck with the same old.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:29 AM
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Who would be the unhappy scientists then? Proponents of the string theory?
So...electrons are just relatively large balls of tiny strings. Which only means God is a cat. No surprises there.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:41 AM
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There's no such thing as electrons.
Nonsense. Just last night I heard one in the woods behind my house. It made a fearful racket.

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We never had these kinds of problems with phlogiston. I don't know why we switched.
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